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and i had to do with iran and the nuclear threat to israel. and the position germany was taking relative to them. and i was questioning where they might be should there be a real threat or attack in israel. he said of course you know that's not what the public would want us to do, but given the holocaust, we have to be very. we cannot stand by and let another holocaust take place. so those decades of remorse and guilt over the holocaust dictates policy relative to support for israel, even though the public now decades on says why do we need to do that again quiet and do we want to get mixed up and not? so that's kind of a unique dynamic that exists in that regard. but it's somewhat of a tenuous relationship. we spent a lot of time with the israeli ambassador, who spent a lot of time at the german relative to german policy towards israel in a home in her of ways. so anything short of a direct threat or attack on israel, we wish we could get this resolved and we wish israel would be much more flexible relative to the west bank and relative to the palestinians. >> i think we have time for o
by hurricane sandy but to it cuts into foreign aid with the exception of israel afghanistan or pakistan to shift those moneys to instead be spent on american aid it is a substantive because the amount is of unknown for what has been spent on foreign-aid the reason i submit the pay for is of the precarious position the government sees itself. we're on a path to know where financially. then said of the fiscal cliff we have a debt mountain, a $16 trillion of total debt and ane
, to include israel. think north korea and so many more. what are the elements the strategy? i'm not going to spend a lot of time on it but just briefly, it assumes we will be smaller, have leaner forces but they will be highly ready forced. one of the way to be leaner, we'll no longer assume we size our forces for long prolonged operations of the sort we conducted in iraq but we'll look for ways of reversibility because we understand we often guess wrong about future threats. we feel the forces must be highly ready because very much of a no-notice category or quality to the sorts of threats to national security, and obviously very important when i come back later to a discussion of sequester. second item is to rebalance our forces. we're working toward rebalancing in eric-pacific, maybe moving around some force, fewer marine on -- okinawa. a rotational presence in australia. some war ships in singapore. possibly a presence in the philippines. we'll pay attention to long term that's, including chine. we'll maintain technological superiority and invest more in some high priority types of ac
daughter, russia, and sherrod is deciding if he is going to take a trip to israel and figure out farm until a completely different country. you just had your baby, the. >> yes. when i married him, i realized i was marrying a person who was married to the movement. i admire that in him. so, i had to steer -- share him with everyone always. >> but at it beautiful the way you write about when you had to resign and you called charles on the phone, and charles was the one who soothed your spirit as you were driving home on that day, july 2010. so, we have something in common. you made a trip to ghana, you write about that in the book. going to ghana, going to stand in that space where potentially your an an -- ancestors, african slaves, may have come from. >> my goodness. the reason why i had the opportunity to go i had applied for a kellogg scholarship and didn't think i would get it, but during the time of the interview, one person asked me, shirley, is there something you've always wanted to do and you never had chance to do? i said, yes. i always wanted to go to africa. he said, where. i s
i was supposed to have met him in israel and of course i didn't go because of the six-day war and i was at loose ends, and i ended up, because because the hunt st. clinic -- i don't know if you guys remember the signs that said take the trip to end the trip or love means care. i should have come over to the clinic and not gone there because they were using disposable needles and i got a blood test and i became really ill with hepatitis within six weeks. and i mean really ill as an i couldn't pick up the telephone to make a call. people i taught with put a sign up outside my door with three meals a day, early morning, late at night for people to sign up and take care of me. and the dead filled in most of those times, and took great care. i had food and i had my linens changed and people helped me to the bathroom, all those things that only comes from family. when a family is taking care of you. so around the time that i was recovered enough to get out and sit in my wing chair and looked out the window and the view i would have is down the asbury st. to the dead house, i watched the b
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